About the Photographer
South African, b. 1961
Nadav Kander has traveled across the globe, focusing on environmental degradation, places of mass development and devastation, and recording, in his words, the “aesthetics of destruction.” A master at making the bleak sublime, Kander produces photographs that are riveting in their beauty and stillness, and speak to the role of ruins in the landscape. His images also suggest a certain precariousness—things are falling, seem shoddily built, or demonstrate a disregard for ecology. Kander applies formal order and elegance to these sites of chaos and
ruin, creating compelling and complicated images of the built landscape.